August 2016 Pedalsport Club Newsletter

Dear Pedalsport Member,

Welcome to the August 2016 Pedalsport CC newsletter. We are once again rounding up the action of the last month and looking ahead to what’s coming up in the next few weeks. As ever, keep an eye on our website (www.pedalsportclub.com) for all the latest news on our regular sessions – any cancellations and updates will be posted there and on our Facebook group.

CLUB RACES

We have two evenings of club “Crit-Cross” racing planned for the second half of the summer. Crit-Cross is basically Cyclo-Cross style racing (tight corners, changes of direction) on tarmac. We will mark out a course on the tarmac cycle circuit using cones and tapes. We will use the club’s electronic timing system and every event will include at least 2 races for every rider. Race duration will be in the region of 5-10 mins. We’ll be relying on a few volunteers to help us with the sign-on process and tidying up after the events – please help if you can.

There will be a session charge of £2.50 for all riders.

Thursday Club Crit Cross 25 August – open to all club members of all abilities. We’ll run races split into Under-14 and Over-14, with shorter under-10 races if there is a demand.

Monday Fun Crit Cross 5 September – aimed at our adult members only (16 and over) of all abilities. We’ll split you on the night according to gender and/or ability. We’ll also allow you time to practice the course. The aim being to give you a fun taste of racing without the pressures and numbers you’ll find in an open circuit or Cyclo-Cross race.

OTHER UPCOMING RACES – JULY 2016

Here’s a selection of local events in the month of August and early September. You’ll find all of them listed on the British Cycling website’s events calendar. Almost all allow you to enter on the day.

Wed 10/08/16, White Rose Youth League – Brooksbank: Youth ABCDE
Sat 13/08/16 Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Summer Series Rd 11 – Scarborough: All Categories
Sun 14/08/16 Nutcracker Altura XC MTB Series – North Yorkshire : All Categories
Wed 17/08/16  White Rose Youth League – Forge Valley 7: Youth ABCDE
Thu 18/08/16 White Rose Youth League – York 8: Youth ABCDE
Sat 20/08/16 Middleton Park (Leeds) Bike Hub XC MTB Event: All Categories
Wed 24/08/16 White Rose Youth League – Brooksbank: Youth ABCDE
Wed 31/08/16 White Rose Youth League – Forge Valley 8: Youth ABCDE
Sun 04/09/16 Yorkshire Points Cyclo-Cross Round 1 – Skipton: All Categories
Sat 10/09/16 White Rose Youth League Finale – Brooksbank: Youth ABCDE
Sun 11/09/16 Yorkshire Points Cyclo-Cross Round 2 – Northallerton: All Categories

RECENT RESULTS BY PEDALSPORT RIDERS

Here’s a selection of results by Pedalsport riders in events during the month of July. We’ll no doubt have missed a few – apologies, it’s hard to keep track of every ride/result. If you get a top 3 in your category a race and want a mention in future newsletters, drop us an email to pedalport@live.com and we’ll include you next time. We’ll also include race reports if you are a budding reporter!

YORKSHIRE CYCLO-CROSS ASSOCIATION SUMMER SERIES

6 July, Leeds:
1 Noah Ellison (D boys), 1 Jenson Young (A Boys), 2 Lily Young (B Girls), 3 Marcus Hiley (B Boys), 3 Evie Smith (D Girls).

10 July, Pateley Bridge:
1 Evie Smith (D Girls), 1 Clare Smith (Women), 1 Noah Ellison (D boys), 2 Harry Ellison (C Boys), 2 Lucy Whearty (A Girls), 2 Joe Coukham (A Boys), 3 Astrid Hiley (C Girls), 3 Marcus Hiley (B Boys),

20 July, Leeds:
1 Noah Ellison (D boys), 1 Jenson Young (A Boys), 1 Lucy Whearty (A Girls), 2 Lily Young (B Girls), 3 Amelia Walton (D Girls), 3 Marcus Hiley (B Boys), 3 Evie Smith (D Girls).

ROAD/CIRCUIT RACES

3 July Albarosa Wheldrake Road Race (2/3/4 Women)
2 Amy Cowton

6 July, Skipton Town Centre Circuit Races
2 Oliver Walton (B Boys), 2 Olivia Ingham (B Girls)

9 July, Pedalsport Circuit Races
1 John Culpan (B Boys), 1 Olivia Ingham (B Girls), 1 Riley Blackmore (C Boys), 1 Tylee Peers (E Girls), 2 Harry Ellison (C Boys), 2 Lucy Whearty (A Girls), 2 Evie Smith (D Girls), 3 Amelia Walton (D Girls),

13 July, White Rose Youth League – Hammerstones 6
1 Max Rushby (A Boys), 1 Olivia Ingham (A/B Girls), 1 Riley Blackmore (C boys), 1 Tylee Peers (E Girls), 3 Josh Greenwood (A Boys)

27 July, White Rose Youth League – Hammerstones 6
1 Jenson Young (A Boys)

30 July, Barnsley Road Club Day at the Races
1 Elliot Brett (A Boys), 2 Ewan Davies (B Boys).

OTHER RACES:

Several Pedalsport riders contested the National Youth Circuit Championships in Redbridge in early July, with some promising results in big fields: 14 Max Rushby (A boys), 31 Oliver Walton (B Boys), 33 Josh Greenwood (A Boys), 58 Jenson Young (A Boys), 63 Fin Cooper-Oldroyd (A Boys), 69 Elliot Brett (A Boys). Meanwhile Lucy Whearty represented Yorkshire at the inter-regional Youth Mountain Bike championships in late July, finishing a respectable 26th in her first ever mountain bike competition.

CLUB CLOTHING

The Pedalsport shop has a full selection of clothing for riders of all ages and all for all types of cycling. Recently added to their stocks are short and long-sleeved skinsuits, a women-specific short-sleeved full-zip jersey and new club socks. There’s lots of pics and info on our website:http://pedalsportshop.com/home/pedalsport-club-clothing/

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